Best method to rate Wired Hospitals

July 22, 2008

What is the best method to rate how wired or wireless a hospital is. There has been some criticism of reports about Most Wired. Some “might mistakenly believe that the simple installation of healthcare IT would lift quality in a hospital.”While the most wired competition has some discrete standards, not all hospitals participate and some major players are missing. But is a good opportunity for some hospitals to show major improvements. HIMSS Analytics has an alternative: The EMR Adoption model which is an 8 stage model including benchmarks such as CPOE and closed loop medication administration. Neither model is perfect, each have their own value.

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